Lamasery Looks to Defy Breeding In 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap

September 21st, 2011

Trainer David Vandyke believes that Lamasery is capable of travelling the entire 2,400 metres of the Colin Stephen Handicap at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday September 24, 2011, despite his pedigree indicating he shouldn’t get further than a mile.

“If I look at his pedigree we’re in trouble,” Vandyke said.

“(But) if I look at the horse (on face value) I think he’ll run 2400 (metres) easily.

“On breeding he shouldn’t get further than a mile (1600m).

“(But) he’s got such an economical action that he does relax in his races.

“He’s the sort of horse I could work just over 12 seconds to the furlong (200m) and you’d think he could go around at that pace all day.”

Lamasery will jump from barrier seven in the 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap and will carry the top weight of 57 kilograms.

“In his 14 starts he’s never had a horse go past him in the straight,” Vandyke said.

“Anything that has beaten him has been in front of him.

“That holds him in good stead for this Saturday.”

Lamasery won his last start in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes by a short margin ahead of Crafty Irna and Mourayan.

The Commands gelding has won eight of his 14 race starts and has accrued close to $230,000 in prize money.

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